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Nov 16, 2012 10:00am PST
historian jon meacham. how do you do it? you just finished jackson it seems. >> everyone i write about, i don't have to call. you have to make phone calls and report and -- >> and you just have to get to read all of the original letters. >> i read things. that's right. >> you write brilliantly. congratulations. >> thank you. >> what can we learn from thomas jefferson, whatever you learned, what surprised you? >> what surprised me was how political he was. like a lot of people, you're involved with colonial williamsburg, you know this well, that jefferson is seen as this man of the renaissance of ideas philosophy. he wanted us to think that putting on his tom stone, declaration of independence, university of virginia. from 14he was in public office d seeking it and a hard nosed politician that believed so strongly in america and in the american revolution that was his principled belief. but he would cut any deal short of compromising that fundamental tenant. >> and his ability to compromise, and to work with different factions, what can we learn about that? what should we be learning as a
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